Sunday, May 1, 2016

Raspberry and Coconut Chocolate Pancakes with Chocolate Chips

Yesterday I went to an Indian cooking class.  We made vegetarian curries.  Two of the curries I had eaten before at Indian restaurants, but two were brand new to me.  One of my favorite Indian curries is Palak Paneer.  It has spinach and a very firm Indian Cheese.

We made Palak Paneer yesterday.  It was simple to make ,but I have no idea where I can find paneer cheese.  

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cream Cheese Brownies

I have recently started waking up before my alarm clock.  My alarm is set for 6am, which is early enough.  Regardless, I'll wake up forty to thirty minutes before six a couple of times a week.

Sometimes I'll lay in bed waiting to fall back asleep.  This morning I couldn't get my mind to relax.  I knew that sleep was out of the question.  I ended up listening to a podcast.  

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Belizean Rice and Beans

In my community, there is a 5k every Friday night in April.  Last year I ran two of the races.  I was feeling ambitious this year and signed up for all five.  

Each week I have ran a little faster then the week before.  I'm not surprised the first week was my slowest time.  I was a little sore that Friday, and I wasn't in a rush.  

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Belizean Stew Chicken

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Belize with some family members.  I had a wonderful time.  The scenery was breathtaking, and we did many fun and exciting activities.  One day we also went to Guatemala to see Tikal.

I was surprised at the many Mayan ruins sites in Belize.  I had always associated Mayan civilization with areas in Mexico and Guatemala.   In addition to the Mayan sited we visited, we also went zip lining, cave tubing, and snorkeling.  

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Almond Joy Pancakes

People really enjoy or strongly dislike raisins and coconut in baked goods.   People are rarely indifferent 

I like coconut, raisins, and nuts in all my baked goods.  I have always enjoyed Almond Joys too.  The sweet coconut filling is satisfying enough, but the almonds and chocolate make them extra special.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Cornflake-Crusted Baked Chicken

Cornflakes are versatile, but they must be the least exciting cold cereal.  In December, I made Rhubarb Jam Bar Cookies.  The recipe used a few cups of cornflakes.  I still have that box of cornflakes.

I used that box of cornflakes to make these cornflake encrusted chicken fingers.  I still have a few cups of cornflakes left.  They may be getting a little stale.  I imagine cornflakes have a long shelf-life, but I must admit I have never looked at the box's expiration date.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Banana Bundt Cake with Peanut Butter Filling and Peanut Butter Glaze

I made this banana bundt cake a couple of weeks ago for a brunch.  I told the host that I would bring cinnamon roll, but I noticed another person had offered to bring cinnamon rolls too.  In the end, two people brought cinnamon rolls.

I have a soft spot for cinnamon rolls, but three pans of rolls would have been a bit much.  This cake is a dessert, but it's appropriate for brunch because it is a bundt and has minimal frosting.  How do you like my logic?